Top Five Stories From Friday You Must Read Today

Nov 03 - by Erick Ochieng for sportpesa news

Gor players hopeful to be scouted abroad.Their coach, Dylan Kerr, gives an insight of his life as Arsenal waits for Liverpool at Emirates

Gor Mahia FC at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi moments before they departed for England on Friday November 2, 2018.PHOTO/SPN

  • After a journeyman 18-year playing career as a defender, Kerr, 51, is rapidly getting recognition from across the globe as a potent coach, having led Kenya’s greatest club, Gor Mahia FC to back-to-back SportPesa Premier League (SPL) titles and a successful defence of the SportPesa Cup
  • A training partner of Eliud Kipchoge, who set the marathon world record of 2:01:39 in Berlin in September, Kamworor is confident of his form ahead of Sunday’s race
  • Arsenal have won 12 of those 13 games unbeaten, the only slip coming at Crystal Palace last weekend when they conceded two penalties in a 2-2 draw

NAIROBI, Kenya- The country is excited ahead of Gor Mahia FC clash with English Premier League side, Everton FC at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Tuesday.

The reigning SportPesa Premier League (SPL)champions  boarded their plane on Thursday morning for England with hopes  that the encounter will offer a great platform for the players to be identified by international scouts.

Accompanying the team to the historic game were journalists from various media houses including members of the mercurial SportPesa Digital team who will be in the UK to  bring up to the minute updates on the fast-growing news forum, and all social media channels.

Also highlighted on Thursday was a day in the life with club tactician, Dylan Kerr, who had an 18 year playing career as a defender and  rapidly getting recognition from across the globe as a potent coach, having led the Kenya’s greatest club to back-to-back SPL victory and a  successful defence of the SportPesa Cup.

In athletics world, defending champions, Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya  and Shalane Flanagan of USA, declared their interest in defending their titles at the New York  Marathon on Sunday.

Here are the top five stories from  Friday compiled by SportPesa News that you must read today:

Gor Departs For Goodison Park Hopeful To Impress Scouts

NAIROBI, Kenya- Gor Mahia FC players believe their crunch tie against nine times English Premier League champions, Everton FC, at Goodison Park on Tuesday night will offer a great platform to be identified by scouts.This follows an earlier revelation by the head coach, Dylan Kerr, in September that former Liverpool FC captain and current Rangers FC coach, Steven Gerrard, would attend the match to look for talent.READ MORE

Kamworor Set To Defend New York City Marathon

NEW YORK,United States- Defending champions Geoffrey Kamworor and Shalane Flanagan will be hoping for a sweet sense of deja vu on their return to the Big Apple on Sunday for the TCS New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race.Kamworor  who will headline the men’s race has been unbeaten so far in 2018.The 25-year-old Kenyan returns to New York as defending champion, having unleashed a strong finish through the rolling hills of Central Park last year to clock 2:10:53 and come home three seconds clear of runner-up Wilson Kipsang.READ MORE

A Day In The Life With: Dylan Kerr Part 1

NAIROBI, Kenya- As the beautiful sounds of the early morning chirping birds get melodiously louder, a figure wakes up ready to take on the challenges the new day brings, with a smile wide enough to brighten even the darkest of times.From a fourth-floor balcony in an apartment block in Nairobi’s affluent Kileleshwa Estate, a jovial British man emerges with his traditional cup of coffee in one hand as the other scrolls through his mobile phone, catching up with what is new on micro-blogging social media site Twitter.READ MORE

SportPesa News, Digital To Bring Historic ‘Gor in Everton’ Alive

NAIROBI, Kenya- After months of anticipation, the moment of truth is almost here for SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC who departed Nairobi on Friday morning for England where they will take on the force of Everton FC at Goodison Park on Tuesday night (November 6).Since the historic fixture was confirmed in August, the record 17-time Kenyan top club division titleholders have been the talk of town at home and beyond in the run up to the groundbreaking occasion for East African football.READ MORE

Arsenal Unbeaten Streak Under Threat At Emirates

LONDON, United Kingdom- Handed an unforgiving start as Arsenal's first new manager for nearly a quarter of a century, Unai Emery has quickly put defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea behind him with a 13-game unbeaten run to earn the respect of the Gunners' support.However, the real test of how far Emery's Arsenal have evolved since being outclassed by City on the opening weekend of the season comes when Liverpool travel to the Emirates on Saturday.READ MORE